TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 29, 2014

The facts in the case are not in dispute: Ryan Darres Craig suffered a skull fracture and is permanently blind in his right eye after an Alcoa Police Department officer used a stun gun on him. But a civil rights lawsuit against the department has been tossed out because the law on use of stunning devices is lacking, Knoxnews reports. In dismissing the suit, U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan ruled there have been too few cases involving the use of stun guns on suspects who are not resisting arrest to provide legal guidance.